Dr. Hisham Abdelsalam is a Professor and Chairperson, Operations Research and Decision Support Department, Faculty of Computers and Information (FCI), Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Abdelsalam received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He obtained his Bachelor degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt in 1996. During the past 15 years, Dr. Abdelsalam has acted as the Director of the Decision Support and Future Studies Center (DSFS) in Cairo University, the Director of Research and Development in the National Management Institute (NMI), and the Manager of the Future Studies Center, Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), the Egyptian Cabinet, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Abdelsalam has led several funded research projects and, with 70 published research articles,  his research interests extend to cover the areas of decision support, e-government, modeling and simulation, new product development projects, and supply chain management.